What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves Fairgoers wanna iguana! SSCC moving forward with plans for Adams County campus Mary Wallingford Leslie V Lawrence Jr Fair hosts Cheerleading Competition Peebles FFA installs 2017-18 Officers Adams County Fair Baby Contest Seniors Citizens and Armed Forces Day at the fair Cheers! It’s mocktail time! North Adams Beta Club attends National Convention at Disney ‘You won’t believe the chaos it rains around you’ McCarty’s receive 4-H Alumni award McKayla Raines crowned 2017 Junior Fair Queen Eastern knocks off Peebles 10-5 to capture 14 U baseball tourney Just listen for the answer Time to teach a little History Fair hosts Little Miss and Mister, Toddler shows Jason E Palmer Dorothy Stephenson Shane G Varney The weekend I joined the Army David Stutz Patty Davis Battle results in new chief at the Division of Wildlife Join in with ‘Adams County Rocks’ After 500-mile journey, pigeon ‘drops’ in for a visit Nine-run third inning leads Peebles to upset win in SHYL 12U baseball tournament finals Willie L White David A Presley Connie Greene Carolyn Belczyk retiring from OSU Extension Young’s reign as Fair Queen ends, new journey begins Robert L Boone Esther C Malone Independence Day parade puts patriotism on display Being an addict’s mom: a sad and scary place to be White House newest addition to People’s Defender mailing list Young leaving Manchester to become Ripley Principal Leadoff homer holds up, Manchester takes 10U softball tourney 1-0 over North Adams North Adams tops Manchester in 12U semis Monday Night League concludes with SHAC showdown How we see ourselves In the good ole’ summertime Ronnie L Roush Elizabeth A Gifford Tom White Ivan H Copas Kathleen Lewis Paul Minton Jessica A Edmisten Workhouse helps free up jail space Penguin ‘chills’ with kids in library visit ‘Heroin has taken me to my darkest places’ The beauty of the giant combine West Union gets past North Adams 5-2 in 10U baseball tourney play Eastern Brown hosts annual Girls Soccer Shootout “It’s been a real community effort” Summer ball winds down for local squads Submit your Knothole team photos! Gokey, Morgan, Young to perform at 2017 Festival of the Bells Just looking around the room When in the course of human events When your dreams seem out of reach Ricky A Smith Ricky A Smith Dean McClellan Ruby O Shell Peggy R Atkinson Caroline E Fulton Marcia R Baldwin Juanita N Lewis Mary K Hilterbran Jack D Reed ‘I had no gumption except to get high’ Long-lost siblings meet for the first time after nearly six decades apart Freedom Festival to honor the American Flag ‘Music and Memory’ at Adams County Manor renews lives lost to dementia Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy takes gold at 2017 Ohio Police and Fire Games Toole awarded Winchester Alumni Scholarship Lady Devils host Summer Varsity Shootout In 14U, Peebles finishes regular season with blowout win Der professionelle Basketball-Traum Local pair attend Wabash College Wrestling Camp

WINCHESTER HAPPENINGS

The next meeting of the Bicentennial Committee will be tomorrow, Aug. 13th at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall. There is still time for you to get involved in this year’s celebration.

The “All About Caramel Culinary” contest will be on Saturday, Aug. 29. The contest entry deadline is 11 a.m. and items need to be brought to the Township Building. There are five categories: Cakes, Candy, Pies, Cookies and Bars, and Miscellaneous. Each entry will be judged and first, second and third place winners will be announced shortly after the judging. All entries will be sold at the auction on Saturday evening at 6 pm. The first, second and third place winners will receive a percentage of the sale of their item. All other entries will be sold and the entire amount of the sale will be donated to the Caramel Festival Committee.

The Queen Contest will be Friday, Aug. 28 at 6:45 p.m. For more information call Lisa Davis at 937-205-1507. The Little Miss and Mr. Winchester contest will be on Saturday, Aug. 29, with registration at 9:30 a.m. For more information call Lisa Tumbleson at 937-695-8036. The Baby Show will also be on Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. For more information call Rebecca Chandler at 937-779-9005.

A Car and Motorcycle Cruise-In will be held on Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at the W3CU Parking Lot (site of the old school). For more information call Rodney Tumbleson at 937-695-8036 or Mike Hughes at 937-217-0755.

Winchester will be hosting a community-wide yard sale on Friday and Saturday the weekend of the festival. We are hoping to have lots of participants.

The Winchester United Methodist Church will be having a Homecoming service at morning worship, Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. An invitation is extended to everyone, but especially to those who may have attended the church at any time. If you are unable to attend, please send a note with anything you remember about the church, ministers, MYF, special services, etc. Notes can be sent to 60 N. Hartford Ave., Winchester, Ohio 45697.

We have more Bicentennial tee shirts and if you would like to purchase one let us know. They are $15 each.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): The coming of the Railroad in 1871 and the opening of the bank in 1884 brought change to Winchester. H.H. Mechlin brought his lumber and sawmill business from Pike County to Winchester in 1894. He employed about 50 men and 25 teams. A Business Men’s Association was formed in 1899. Honorable L. J. Fenton was the President. The beneficial effect of the organization was three factories. Mr. Mechlin built the Winchester Bent Wood Works in 1900 which employed 25 men. Jacob Eckman moved his Favorite Shoe Company from Cincinnati to the building that was formerly Thomson’s Store. The Winchester Canning Company was organized by selling stock and Mr. A. S. Doak was President. Another business formed in 1898 is still in business today, 117 years later.

Don’t forget The Winchester Hydromobile Factory owned by J.H. Smith. He built and designed cars that resembled a carriage. The first one didn’t run but he sold the next one for $600 to a man who delivered the mail from Ripley to West Union. The first telephone came in 1901 and electric street lights in 1910.

Remember that I depend on information from others which is due by Sunday evening and can be sent by calling 937-695-9977 (leave a message) or by email @ japorter45697@sbcglobal.net.

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Many Bicentennial events are being planned

By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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